David Beckham has joined French Ligue 1 team Paris St-Germain and has also announced that he will play for free.
The 37 year-old has signed a five-month deal with the club and his entire wage will go to a children’s charity.
Speaking at a press conference in the French capital, Beckham stated, “I’m excited, it’s something we’ve been working on and talking about for quite a while. I won’t receive any salary. My salary will go to a local children’s charity. That’s one of the things we are excited and proud to do.”
The former England captain also added,”It’s something the guys [PSG management] do, but obviously it’s a very good figure. That’s one thing we’re very excited about. To be able to give a huge sum to a children’s charity in Paris is very special.”
Beckham left LA Galaxy in December and has been training with Arsenal for the last few days. He also revealed that he had offers from 12 different clubs but decided to go to Paris Saint-Germain as he didn’t want to damage his reputation at Manchester United, where he played between 1993-2003.
The midfielder also failed to diffuse any discussion over whether this will be his last club, stating, “I don’t know if this will be my last contract. People have been speculating about that for a number of years, but I continue to play and sign contracts.”
“I will see how I feel but I want to play as long as possible. My passion is football. It has always been. When I play football it is not about the biggest contract.”